NOAA Making Waves:  The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? What does it look like? Why can’t we just clean it up?
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is one of many areas in the ocean where marine debris naturally concentrates because of ocean currents. In this episode, Dianna Parker from the NOAA Marine Debris Program explains what a garbage patch is and isn’t, what we know and don’t know, and what we can do about this ocean-sized problem…
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NOAA Making Waves:  The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? What does it look like? Why can’t we just clean it up?

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is one of many areas in the ocean where marine debris naturally concentrates because of ocean currents. In this episode, Dianna Parker from the NOAA Marine Debris Program explains what a garbage patch is and isn’t, what we know and don’t know, and what we can do about this ocean-sized problem…

(Listen to the program)

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